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April 10, 1897

" Fish Diet and Leprosy."

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(15):711-712. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440150041011

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New York, March 29, 1897.

To the Editor:  —In your issue of March 27, under heading "Public Health," a paragraph labeled "Fish Diet and Leprosy," you quote from the London Medical Press, giving credit to Dr. Hansen of Bergen of some views of my own, which were published originally in the University Medical Magazine, January, 1896. The article was translated by Hansen into Norwegian. I sent also a reprint of it to the Sei-I-Kwai medical journal, from which Japanese paper the London Press quotes. Whether it is originally the Sei-I-Kwai which attributes these views to Hansen, I do not know; it is not likely; it may be the London Medical Press. At any rate, there is here a slovenliness of medical journalism and literature that is really remarkable. I do not see why these views should seem so very new to most leprologists. I began to expose this theory six

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